Introduction

Destination Newport is the city of Newport’s all-volunteer designated marketing committee that meets monthly on the third Thursday at 2 p.m. at City Hall, unless otherwise noticed. The organization serves the interests of Newport’s tourism economy by marketing the city of Newport as an all-season visitor destination.

With this mission at the forefront of our planning process, the 2016-17 marketing plan defines strategies to attract new visitors while building high levels of loyalty and advocacy—thus increasing the number of returning visitors.

Destination Newport Vision

To promote the city by differentiating it from the competition and by marketing it as an all-season visitor destination.

Organizational Structure

As the lead marketing and promotional committee for visitation to Newport, Destination Newport is funded by the 9.5% Tourist Development Tax on short-term accommodations, commonly known as the “room tax.”

Destination Newport employs no full-time or part-time staff. Instead the all volunteer committee  members contract with local partners and the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce to  manage the marketing for Newport under the committee’s oversight. Destination Newport manages market research, planning, advertising, and public relations.

Strategic Direction 2018

To view our strategic plan, click here.

Destination Newport Committee
  • Lance Beck - Oregon Coast Aquarium - Chair

  • John Clark - The Whaler Hotel

  • Judy Kuhl - Agate Beach Best Western`

  • Ric Rabourn - Hallmark Resort

  • Steve Beck - Farmers Insurance

  • Dean Sawyer - Newport City Council

  • Spencer Nebel - Newport City Manager

  • Dave Heater - Mariner Enterprises

Submitting Media Proposal

Destination Newport is the city of Newport’s all-volunteer designated marketing committee that meets monthly on the third Thursday at 2 p.m. at City Hall, unless otherwise noticed.

Submission Guidelines
  • In addition to regular business there are a sizable amount of proposals on the agenda each month, and in an effort to fairly consider each, we ask that media representatives keep their submission short and their presentation under 5 minutes.

  • Agendas and minutes from past meetings are available online.

  • Media representatives are not encouraged to contact committee members directly, as they are unpaid volunteers. For insights into our target markets and goals, read the marketing strategy document.